Action Items
  • RUWMOneSmallThing –  Especially relevant, calling all activists!!  This is urgent – the GOP is hard at work trying to secure the votes needed to pass the latest version of Trumpcare.  We need all hands on-deck to stop this from passing in the Senate.  So, this week’s #RUWMOneSmallThing, one small thing you can do that will make a difference, is to do join us in taking one (or more) of the following actions!
    • Sign a Petition – MoveOn.Org has put together this petition telling Senators to defeat the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare Repeal Proposal and you can also sign this petition from DCCC.
    • Send a Letter to the Editor – opposing the Senate Graham-Cassidy health care bill using this link.
    • Make Peer-to-Peer Calls – Use this tool from Indivisible and sign up to make some calls to voters in states with a swing Republican Senator.
    • Withholding Consent – Call Senators Warren and Markey and thank them for their opposition of Graham-Cassidy and tell them you want them to withhold consent on all Senate business until this bill dead.  You can find a call script here and call today
    • Call Swing-vote Senators – Even if you aren’t a constituent you can still call and tell them you will financially support the reelection of Senators (even from other states) if you see them taking actions to protect their constituents’ health care – and finally support those running against them if they don’t. Senators to call include
      • Lisa Murkowski (202) 224-6665
      • Susan Collins (202) 224-2523 (let’s keep her committed to that no vote)
      • John McCain (202) 224-2235 (let’s keep him committed to that no vote)
      • Rand Paul (202) 224-4343 (who opposes for different reasons but we need all of the no-votes we can get).
      • Shelley Moore Capito – (202) 224-6472
      • Rob Portman – (202) 224-3353
      • Cory Gardner – (202) 224-5941
      • Lamar Alexander – (202) 224-4944
      • Bob Corker – (202) 224-3344
      • John Hoeven – (202) 224-2551
      • Joni Ernst – (202) 224-3254
      • Tom Cotton – (202) 224-2353
    • Share this video – Watch this video and share with 5 friends and ask them to take an action today to #ProtectOurCare                                                                                             
  • Support Puerto Rico – Asking your members of Congress to support immediate federal aid to Puerto Rico and Nydia Velazquez’s request for a waiver of the Jones Act. The Jones Act requires any supplies/resources to Puerto Rico to arrive by U.S. flag ships, so it makes it much more expensive to transport supplies and other resources to Puerto Rico. A waiver would add flexibility to recovery efforts and allow help now.                                                                           
  • Write postcards for Get Out The Vote – write some postcards and help flip a district; there are several ways you can get involved. You can write GOTV postcards on your own or organize your own postcard party, and learn more at  Postcards to Voters Facebook page. Or you can email Ellen Schwartz at boenel@verizon.net to sign-up for (and learn more about) one of these already scheduled post card writing potlucks!
    • Thursday, 9/28, 6-8 pm, Edwards Library, 30 East Street, Southampton
    • Thursday, 10/5, 6-8 pm, Granby Free Library, 297 E. State St., Granby
    • Thursday, 10/19, 6-8pm, Chicopee Library, 449 Front St., Chicopee
    • Monday, 10/23, 5:30-7:30 pm, South Hadley Library, 2 Canal St., South Hadley

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